New Booking Engines, Lower Prices for 2011

Following is a letter published to our fellow members of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (

We wish to introduce to you our new Booking Engines (Online Reservation System) for 2011.  They’re available right now! (Instant World Booking) believes that this announcement is quite timely.  Economic conditions in North America, and for the B&B industry as a whole, are still quite lackluster, despite earlier forecasts.  Like you, we feel that internet technology should not only make our lives easier, but also save money … and lots of it.  Instant World Booking has introduced a pricing model for Booking Engines that does just that.

In short, (Instant World Booking) guarantees you a much lower cost for your website’s booking engine than your current provider.

And what’s more, you even choose the way you want to pay: commission pricing, monthly cost, per-transaction cost, etc.  We can customize a pricing plan to meet your specific needs, as well as reduce your costs.  You choose the pricing model that’s best for you.  What really matters is — you’ll be saving money.

For years now, we’ve been reading our competitors’ websites and blog posts explaining their cost structure.  You’ve probably seen some of these articles, trying to justify commission costs of 25% – 30% for online reservation programs.  And, if you use a competing Booking Engine for your website, you may be paying from $50 per month (that’s the absolute lowest) up to $300 or more per month, plus a commission for every reservation.  And, then there’s the setup fee (as high as $999), and plenty of restrictions on how much availability you need to allocate to avoid higher costs.

If there’s any one message I want to get across here:  Please Don’t Overpay!  It’s no wonder that in the last year, some of these competing providers have been bought out by major corporations or conglomerates.  This has been widely publicized in the news.  Let’s just see which direction their prices go in the next year.

There’s no secret to why (Instant World Booking) can offer the same, and better, services for a much lower cost.  We’ve been developing better Booking Engines and online marketing services for close to a decade.  And, we’re passing on the savings of our smart solutions to you.

Check out a demo of our Booking Engine for your website here:

Then, contact us and tell us how much you pay for your current solution.  We guarantee a lower cost, and you can even get set up for free in just 24-48 hours.

Check out our blog for more innkeepers’ intelligence, and get the real breakdown of pricing for some of our most popular competitors:

Even if you’re not in the market for a new Booking Engine just yet, list your property with today for free.  You get 15+ pages of web-optimized, translated content about your B&B (we translate your B&B descriptions for you).  This comes complete with custom searchable maps and extras.  This is an unprecedented value.

Thank you for your valuable time.  I promise you that, after spending a couple of minutes checking out our Booking Engine demos, you’ll be saving a lot of money in 2011.

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Webervations Booking Engine? Switch Now and Get $200 Back

If you’re using WebervationsBooking Engine for your bed & breakfast or inn website, switch now and receive up to $200.00 back.  Contact (Instant World Booking) for more information, or see the following page to learn more about our booking engine services:

Not only does offer a better and more flexible solution than Webervations, but we’re already a lot cheaper.  Don’t overpay for a booking engine on your B&B website!  And, in addition to our lower rates, is offering a special promotion for up to $200 back when you switch today.

There’s no obligation to set up a demo booking engine for your website, so check us out today and save.

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Advanced Features of our New Booking Engine for your B&B Website’s latest booking engine for Bed & Breakfast websites offers many advanced features not available from, Webervations, Rezovations, or other comparable services.  Most of all it’s cheaper than the rest.  Check out our Demos of B&B Booking Engines.

To demonstrate how our online reservations for your B&B website compare with other providers, here is an example of the features currently set up for a typical bed and breakfast:

Online reservations secured with a substantial deposit offer unmatched security at a low cost:

  • 5% commission for reservations confirmed at your website.
  • 35% deposit collected from customers.
  • Zero cost guarantee: If you have no reservations, you have no cost.
  • Full Protection for “No-shows” (when customers fail to arrive) and Cancellations: You still get paid the deposit even if a customer fails to arrive, or cancels late. You may select your own flexible cancellation policy. We have set your cancellation policy so that you receive a percentage of the deposit collected: 50% (i.e., 17.5% of the total reservation).
    In the case of cancellations, you receive this amount, minus commissions, if the customer cancels within 14 days before arrival. In the case of “No-shows” (when customers fail to arrive), you receive full payment of the deposit, minus commissions.
  • Choose any cancellation penalty amount you wish, up to 100% of the amount collected, and a cancellation period of up to 90 days before check-in. Please contact us if you wish to change either of these cancellation variables.
  • Service charge (optional): A small service charge will be collected from customers when reserving on your website (USD 1.50 per room, or USD 0.50 per bed for per-person prices). You will be paid 50% of all service charges collected, and this may be a beneficial way of offsetting your cost. This feature is optional, and you can select and service charge amount you wish, or none at all.

Payments we make to you:

  • We make payments to you: monthly
  • Your payment instructions are on file: Wire Convenient payment options include 1) bank wire, 2) EFT – electronic funds transfer, 3) PayPal, 4) bank check in your own currency, and 5) US Dollar bank check. These flexible options allow you to receive your funds either electronically or by physical delivery. All payment methods are free except the bank wire option, which includes an additional fee for every transaction.
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